We had a zone meeting on Tuesday. It had and interesting activity were we were each given one of our zone leaders precious letters from home. The challenge was to keep it dry while floating it in a bowl of water. We were given plastic UNO cards and packaging tape and teams to work together on this project. It was interesting to see all the different ways of keeping the letter dry. All the letters stayed dry.
Following the activity we were asked what we learned from this activity. Some of the ideas we came up were: Our zone leader trusted us with something very precious to him, he had faith that we would take care of it for him and return it dry to him.
Friday was the day for an apartment check in Shimizu/Tsuboi. The Elders had a wonderful clean apartment and one of them had a birthday as well.
We had to celebrate with dinner at the MK restaurant and had "shabu shabu". It is an order and cook your own, all you can eat restaurant.
There was a pot of hot broth on the table to which you added your choices of vegetables and meats from the menu.
It was a very enjoyable birthday party lunch.
Saturday night we had the opportunity to attend the Roasso Kumamoto Soccer team game. Kumamoto has a beautiful facility for the games and it was very fun to be part of the viewing crowd. We enjoyed selecting dinner from the many choices outside the stadium while waiting for others in our group to arrive.
Sunday finished with a ward dinner in the Nagamine Ward which was a good-bye dinner for five young adults, 3 are going to BYU Hawaii, 1 to UVU in Utah and the fifth is marrying. The ward will miss these wonderful young people.